On October 5, 2016, ACF announced the award of $1.8 million in TANF – Child Welfare Coordination grants to 8 tribes and tribal organizations. The grant awards demonstrate models of effective coordination of Tribal TANF and child welfare services provided to tribal families at risk of child abuse or neglect. These projects are tailored to meet the needs of each tribe. They feature activities including home visiting, parenting and other prevention services to improve the well-being of tribal children and their families. The projects will also connect youth and adults with career counseling and employment programs to promote job placement and retention. The project period for these grants is five years beginning September 30, 2015 through September 29, 2020.
The eight awarded tribal TANF child welfare grantees are: